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Former Hairdresser to the Stars Sentenced


The former hairdresser to the (Hollywood) stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Cher, Anne Hathaway and Liv Tyler, to name a few, who was arrested for credit card fraud was sentenced in federal court today.

Arrested Chez Gabriela Studio owner, Maria Gabriella Hashemipour (arrested as Maria Gabriella Perez), was charged last August for taking the credit card information of the above-named Hollywood actresses and charging more than $300,000 over the course of a few months.

Hashemipour was facing up to 25 years in prison for two counts of access device fraud, but in today’s sentencing, she was given (only) five years of probation, which will include nine months of home confinement, and performance of 3,000 hours of community service.

Although there Hashemipour was not sentenced to any jail time, she still has to attend her restitution hearing, which will run up to Oct. 17, 2011.

Hashemipour might also be ordered to pay back the hundreds of thousands she stole from her A-list celebrity clients.

In the course of the investigation, financial and credit card info belonging to Scott Speedman, Melanie Griffith and jewelry designer Loree Rodkin, (whose card allegedly got charged $68,000 by Perez) was also discovered.

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